Korte Wamsley

Always stay confident and determined.


Korte Wamsley is a 1984 graduate of California State University, Sacramento. After graduation, Korte joined Allstate Insurance in Citrus Heights, CA as an agent. Despite having multiple offers for employment, Korte chose Allstate as their insurance plan would guarantee coverage for his wife, Annette, who had Chronic Mylogenic Leukemia. Originally, Annette was only given 2-3 years to live but went on to beat the odds and was able to give 9 blessed years to their marriage. His love for Annette pushed him to be a high achiever at Allstate in order to give her the best life possible and was immediately recognized as Rookie Agent of the Year. This reward allowed him to take Annette to New York and Paris. Every year since then, he was eligible for more trips based on his performance and starting in 1984 won Agent of the Year each year. When Korte left Allstate in 1991 to mourn the loss of Annette, he ranked number 11 out of 26,000 agents nationwide in income and production metrics. Korte would go on to accomplish many more feats in his business career, but to this day he states there was no better accomplishment or reward in his life than being able to spend time with his dear Annette Noel Seeley Wamsley.

Where did the idea for your company come from?

The idea for Partnering for Success and Pioneer Wealth International came from brainstorming about business that would work while sipping a Rum Punch on a beach in Jamaica.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

Typical day for me starts with the gym for 2 hours then to the office for appointments. In the time that I am not with customers, I am working on marketing on the phone or by email. I send out regular mailing campaigns every quarter.

How do you bring ideas to life?

One simple rule… Just Do It!

What’s one trend that excites you?

There seems to be hope building in American again.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

Daily prayer.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Always stay confident and determined.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Everything will be better with a good, long night’s sleep.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Network, network, network!!!

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Daily marketing.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

I didn’t get outside funding quickly enough to expand faster and stronger in the marketplace than I wanted to, but I worked hard to overcome it.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

Any way to interact better with younger American through the internet that is more accountable than the current existing ways.

What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?

Roses for my wife, helps me realize why I am working in the first place!

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?


What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?

I Am That: Talks With Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. It will help anyone figure out who they really are.

What is your favorite quote?

“Celebrate the temporary, don’t wait until tomorrow… live today!”

Key Learnings:

• One needs to remember what made them a success
• In business, focus on what worked and what didn’t
• Getting back to the basics is a must
• Know who you are and what you have to offer